Joan T. Kasich, 88, of Maryville, formerly of Litchfield, died at Liberty Village, Maryville on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born on March 23, 1931, in Mt. Olive to Michael Jatcko and Eleanor (Heffner) Jatcko. She married William Kasich on August 6, 1949, in Benld and he survives.
Joan was valedictorian of the Benld Class of 1948. She received a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from SIU Edwardsville. She was a retired teacher for grade and high school as an art teacher in Witt, IL. Joan was a member of the CFU Lodge 217 of Benld, Senior Citizens of Litchfield, Quilt Club, Heartland Singers, and Holy Trinity Church of Mt Olive.
Also surviving are her children, David W. (Deanna) Kasich of Edwardsville and Kathy (Larry) Gallagher of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Michael Gallagher, Vanita Gallagher, David A. (Molly) Kasich, and Christina (Rick) Digby; great-grandchildren, Kendalyn Portz and Braydon Portz; siblings, Michael Jatcko of Litchfield, Eleanor “June” Dubetz of Benld, Pat Schwab of Litchfield, and Monica Woods of Lyons, IL; and sister in law, Ann Pellock of Edwardsville.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Blessed John Paul II in Mt Olive. Burial will be at Holy Dormition Cemetery, Benld. Memorials are suggested to Liberty Village Activity Room or St. Peter and Paul in Collinsville, IL. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.